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Computer Freezes Reboots Crashes in 3dgame or 3dapp

By bhbmaster
Dec 21, 2003
  1. Hi,
    My copmuter keeps on crashin into a black screen or just reboots after i play a 3d game like Halo, Warcraft 3, and Max Payne 2, It keeps crashing in 3dmark2001 and in 3dmark2003. It only crashed like once though in 3dmark 2003 and it crashes like almost every single time in 3dmark 2001. I Updated everything (BIOS, WINDOWS, NVIDA DRIVERS[53.03], VIA4in1). When i open my computers side panel and clean it with Dust Remover Blow Can out it works well for a like an hour then the whole thing all over again. I though it was the Cooling or soem thing but i get temps around 40*C (Mobo Temp) all the time. I also took out the PCI slot blocker thingy right under my graphix card to get more air in to circulate when the fans are turing inside. In 3 days i am going to upgrade to a E-VGA Geforce 5900 SE. I dont want these problems sparking up with that.

    My Specs are:

    Processor
    Model : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1600+
    Speed : 1.41GHz
    Model Number : 1600 (estimated)
    Performance Rating : PR2039 (estimated)
    Type : Standard
    L2 On-board Cache : 256kB ECC Synchronous Write-Back (16-way, 64 byte line size)

    Mainboard L7VMM
    Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI IMB USB i2c/SMBus
    MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
    MP APIC : Yes
    System BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG
    Mainboard : KM266-8233A
    Total Memory : 511MB

    Chipset 1
    Model : Elitegroup Computer Sys VT8375 ProSavageDDR PM266/KM266 CPU to PCI Bridge
    Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 134MHz (268MHz data rate)

    Video System
    Monitor/Panel : KDS Visual Sensations XF-70/XF-7e/XF-7p/XF-7i
    Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce3

    Physical Storage Devices
    Removable Drive : Floppy disk drive
    Hard Disk : Maxtor 4D040H2 (38.2GB)
    CD-ROM/DVD : Memorex DVD+/-RW Dual-X1 (CD 32X Rd, 16X Wr) (DVD 4X Rd, 2X Wr)
    CD-ROM/DVD : SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-224B (CD 40X Rd, 24X Wr)

    Peripherals
    Serial/Parallel Port(s) : 3 COM / 1 LPT
    USB Controller/Hub : VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
    USB Controller/Hub : VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Root Hub
    USB Controller/Hub : USB Printing Support
    Keyboard : Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse : PS/2 Compatible Mouse

    MultiMedia Device(s)
    Device : MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
    Device : Standard Game Port
    Device : VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM)

    Communication Device(s)
    Device : Generic SoftK56

    Printers and Faxes
    Model : Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
    Model : Lexmark Z25-Z35
    Model : Auto HP DeskJet 720C on DINA

    Operating System(s)
    Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Home (Win32 x86) 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 1)

    Network Services
    Network Drivers Enabled : Yes
    Adapter : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC



    The temps and voltages are here these are not while in game though.



    SiSoftware Sandra

    System
    Manufacturer : VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Model : KM266-8233A
    ID : FFFFFFFF-FFFFFFFF-FFFFFFFF-FFFFFFFF

    Mainboard
    MP Support : 1 CPU(s)
    MPS Version : 1.10
    Model : KM266-8233A

    System Memory Controller
    Location : Mainboard
    Error Correction Capability : None
    Number of Memory Slots : 2
    Maximum Installable Memory : 2GB
    Bank0/1 - A0 : DIMM 256MB
    Bank2/3 - A1 : DIMM 256MB

    Chipset 1
    Model : Elitegroup Computer Sys VT8375 ProSavageDDR PM266/KM266 CPU to PCI Bridge
    Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI IMB USB i2c/SMBus
    Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 134MHz (268MHz data rate)
    Width : 64-bit

    Logical/Chipset 1 Memory Banks
    Power Save Mode : No
    Fixed Hole Present : No

    APIC 1
    Version : 0.02
    Multiplier : 1/2x
    Maximum Interrupts : 24
    IRQ Handler Engaged : Yes
    Enhanced Support : No

    Memory Module(s)
    Memory Module 1 : Micron 16VDDT3264AG-265A1 4715C7CB 256MB 16x(16Mx8) DDR-SDRAM PC2100U-2533-750 (CL2.5 up to 133MHz) (CL2 up to 100MHz)
    Memory Module 2 : Samsung M3 68L3313CT1-CB0 28CF8800 256MB 16x(16Mx8) DDR-SDRAM PC2100U-2533-750 (CL2.5 up to 133MHz) (CL2 up to 100MHz)

    Environment Monitor 1
    Model : ITE IT8705/12 ISA
    Mainboard Specific Support : No

    Temperature Sensor(s)
    Board Temperature : 40.0°C / 104.0°F
    CPU Temperature : 46.0°C / 114.8°F

    Cooling Device(s)
    Auto Fan Speed Control : No
    CPU Fan Speed : 5273rpm

    Voltage Sensor(s)
    CPU Voltage : 1.71V
    Aux Voltage : 2.50V
    +3.3V Voltage : 3.25V
    +5V Voltage : 4.84V
    +12V Voltage : 12.42V
    -12V Voltage : -12.28V
    -5V Voltage : -6.36V
    Standby Voltage : 6.85V
    Battery Voltage : 3.38V

    AGP Bus(es) on Hub 1
    Version : 2.00
    Speed : 4x
    Fast-Writes Enabled : No
    Side Band Enabled : No
    Side Band Support : Yes

    PCI Bus(es) on Hub 1
    Version : 2.10
    Number of Bridges : 1
    PCI Bus 0 : PCI (1x PCIClk)

    LPC Hub Controller 1
    Model : Elitegroup Computer Sys VT8233A PCI to ISA Bridge
    ACPI Power Management Enabled : Yes
    Random Number Generator Enabled : No
    Multiplier : 1/4x
    DMA Multiplier : 1/2x

    USB Controller 1
    Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT8233A USB Controller
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    USB Controller 2
    Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT8233A USB Controller
    Version : 1.10
    Interface : UHCI
    Channels : 2
    Speed : 48MHz
    Supported Speed(s) : Low (1.5Mbps) Full (12Mbps)
    Legacy Emulation Enabled : No

    System SMBus Controller 1
    Model : VIA VT823x SMBus
    Slave Device Enabled : No
    Speed : 16kHz

    Expansion Slot(s)
    PCI0 (1h) : PCI 32-bit +5V PME Full-Length Available (VIA Technologies Inc VT8633 Apollo Pro 266 CPU to AGP Controller)
    PCI1 (2h) : PCI 32-bit +5V PME Full-Length Used
    PCI2 (3h) : PCI 32-bit +5V PME Full-Length Available
    PCI3 (4h) : PCI 32-bit +5V PME Full-Length Available
    AGP (8h) : AGP 32-bit +5V Full-Length Available (Visiontek GeForce3 [NV20])

    Port Connector
    PRIMARY IDE : None - ATA / None
    SECONDARY IDE : None - ATA / None
    FDD : 8251 FIFO - Floppy Disk / None
    COM1 : Serial Port 16450 - 9 Pin Dual Inline / DB-9 pin male
    COM2 : Serial Port 16450 - 9 Pin Dual Inline / DB-9 pin male
    LPT1 : Parallel Port ECP/EPP - DB-25 pin female / DB-25 pin female
    Keyboard : Keyboard - PS/2 / PS/2
    PS/2 Mouse : Mouse - PS/2 / PS/2
    USB : USB - None / None

    Performance Tips
    Tip 2530 : MPS 1.4 or later is recommended for MP systems. Check BIOS version.
    Notice 224 : SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
    Warning 2507 : Mainboard has too few memory slots. Upgrading the memory may be difficult or expensive.
    Warning 2508 : All memory slots are full. Upgrading the memory may be difficult or expensive.
    Tip 2 : Double-click tip or press Enter while a tip is selected for more information about the tip.







    After Playing a game of Max Payne. My Temps only go so much, maybe its my PSU voltages, i dont know how to read if they are bad though. Any ways thetemps only go up a little






    Temperature Sensor(s)
    Board Temperature : 41.0°C / 105.8°F
    CPU Temperature : 49.0°C / 120.2°F

    Cooling Device(s)
    Auto Fan Speed Control : No
    CPU Fan Speed : 5273rpm

    Voltage Sensor(s)
    CPU Voltage : 1.71V
    Aux Voltage : 2.50V
    +3.3V Voltage : 3.26V
    +5V Voltage : 4.84V
    +12V Voltage : 12.42V
    -12V Voltage : -12.28V
    -5V Voltage : -6.51V
    Standby Voltage : 6.85V
    Battery Voltage : 3.38V





    Please help, maybe i need a new PSU or better Cooling or maybe i have some kind a not good BIOS settings, HELP!!!!
     
  2. Shiney

    Shiney TS Enthusiast Posts: 223

    Chipset 1
    Model : Elitegroup Computer Sys VT8375 ProSavageDDR PM266/KM266 CPU to PCI Bridge
    Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 134MHz (268MHz data rate)

    Reduce your fsb to 2x133
     
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